According to a new report from IDC, Android tablets have made tremendous progress over the last year. This comes as the Q2 2013 tablet sales figures are out, and a resounding 163% increase in sales were reported for Android tablets (year-over-year), with Apple’s chunk of the pie shrinking. The iPads apparently have seen a drop of over 14% compared to Q2 2012, which speaks volumes of the rise of Android tablets. However, Apple has a valid defense for the fall in sales with no iPads being launched in a year, while Android OEMs have launched plenty of new tablets over the course of the year.
It’s an achievement nonetheless for the Android platform in general and it’s the low end budget tablets which have led to this immense surge in sales. With the arrival of the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7, Android tablets have been taken to a whole new level. The sales have risen from 10.7 million units in Q2 2012, to a massive 28.2 million in Q2 2013 which is remarkable to say the least. It goes without saying however that the arrival of the new iPad will change things up a bit, as it does every year. However, we feel it won’t have that big an impact this year with the new Nexus 7 already available and the updated Amazon Kindle Fire HD set to take the markets by storm.
Via: Cult of Android